“Where Every Word Matters”

At Boston University we take translation seriously.

Our faculty includes award-winning translators working in more than a dozen languages. 

Our first lecture series on translation was offered in 1978, and many of the most accomplished translators and literary figures of the last half-century have been guests at our Literary Translation Seminar. 

The one-year Masters of Fine Arts in Literary Translation is accepting applications for the class entering in fall 2023 starting in September 2022.